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Bungling robbers get comeuppance when stolen money blows away

They threw caution to the wind, as well as their loot.

Blown it

Blown it

Date - 19th April 2018
By - Sophie Garrod - Police Oracle

Police have released CCTV footage of two hapless robbers dropping stolen cash which blew away.

On Saturday two men went into a travel agents in Manchester and demanded money from members of staff inside, asking them to open the safe and secure doors.

The duo stuffed cash from the till down their trousers, before fleeing from the shop.

As they were trying to make an escape, notes started dropping out of their trousers, which caught in the wind.

After trying to pick up some of the escaped notes they had stolen, the men got into a silver car which sped off.

Detective Constable Phil Scargill of GMP's Tameside borough said: "This duo threatened innocent people working in the travel agents and should know their actions are utterly unacceptable."

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